Tag: government-spending

Even Prince Charles is in disbelief

Coming from a monarch who could just as well have long ago checked out from world affairs, these statements should feel more disturbing than they are -- feeling as they do, a confirmation of the state of world affairs, whose shockwaves are reaching us still: "Echoes of the dark days in the 1930s... that nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is to me, beyond all belief." -- Charles, Prince of Wales https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/22/prince-charles-rising-intolerance-risks-repeat-of-horrors-of-the-past

Republicans do not live up to their ideals of small government (and also, we need to spend right now)

Regardless of whether or not you agree that slashing spending, fiscal austerity, balanced budgets, and a low federal deficit are good ideas, the fact remains that the Republican Party does not generally live up to its aims of expense reduction and small government. As hard as it is to believe, there are still some people who think that Reagan cut the size of government, although Reagan was a big spender and laid the groundwork for the immense national debt we live with today. (even the Austrian School agrees) Note: Full historical budget tables, FY 2015 Then there was Ol' Dubya with his two disgraceful wars, TARP bailout, auto bailouts, fiscal stimulus, and tax cuts. Not to mention yanking the election out from under Al Gore's ...